Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd said on Monday it had signed a contract for Leighs Construction Ltd to construct the fourth building on its 42ha Auckland campus at Maurice Paykel Place, East Tamaki.
The new building will have a gross floor area of 35,700m² and consist of a mix of research & development, pilot manufacturing and warehousing areas. Groundworks have been substantially completed and construction will start in late January, with an expected operational date of 2020.
2300 employees – over half Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s global workforce of 4100 – work at the campus’s existing 3 buildings. Supply chain, environment & facilities general manager Jonti Rhodes said the new building would accommodate expected growth until about 2023.
“The blend of R&D, manufacturing & warehousing that we have in our existing buildings gives us a very open working environment and helps us work collaboratively across functional groups. It’s a unique, modern way of working that we are looking forward to developing further in the new building,” he said.
The company has also started a building programme in Tijuana, Mexico, where construction of a second manufacturing facility is underway with an anticipated completion date of late 2018. The company has 950 employees in Tijuana, where it’s been manufacturing in a leased facility since 2010.
The total cost of the building projects in New Zealand & Mexico is expected to be about $200 million.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare designs, manufactures & markets products & systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, surgery & the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The company’s products are sold in over 120 countries.
Attribution: Company release.